The Best Sony FZ100 3’rd Party Battery

On this video, Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter looked at 8 different FZ100 style batteries (from Sony and different 3’rd party companies) and compares them in terms of battery life and cost to pick the best choice for your A9/A7RIII/A7III cameras.

While the FZ100 is much more powerful than the FW50 (which Sony used for the older A7 series cameras and the A6XXX series), you might still need several of them for backup for a full day of shooting.

Here are the batteries and prices on Amazon:

  • Sony Official Battery – $69 on Amazon.
  • Neewmowa – only sells in a 2X kit with a charger (but currently is not available on Amazon).
  • Wasabi – $46 on Amazon.
  • BM – $40 on Amazon.
  • SmilePowo – $34 on Amazon.
  • Kastar – two batteries for $56.
  • LeiFire – $22 on Amazon.
  • DSTE – two batteries for $55.

Pike found out that the DSTE is probably the best bang for the buck while the Wasabi is close behind (while the original Sony battery is still the best – it is way more expensive – so you will need to make your own math here).

You can check out more of videos from our photography gear guides section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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